Period
to 2 March 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 6 months to 2 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Financial
UK > England
6 months to
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 7,136 9,702 17,044
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 18.46% 16.14% 18.99%
As % of the General category 45.24% 44.11% 47.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,394 6,901 12,374
Median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.04%
10th Percentile £328 £313 £313
90th Percentile £713 £713 £688
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 110 201
Median hourly rate £24.00 £23.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.35% -2.13% +9.30%
10th Percentile £12.38 £12.88 £13.00
90th Percentile £62.25 £55.48 £52.52
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £23.34
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.60% +8.56%

Finance is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 15,773 21,996 35,641
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.80% 36.60% 39.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,726 14,745 24,222
Median daily rate £500 £488 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £303
90th Percentile £700 £688 £675
UK median daily rate £495 £475 £477
% change year-on-year +4.21% -0.42% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 608 687 912
Median hourly rate £24.42 £20.00 £20.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.08% -2.02% -5.06%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.44 £12.00
90th Percentile £56.25 £50.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year +23.49% +1.23% -4.76%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Finance as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Finance in England.

Daily rate trend for Finance in England

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Finance in England over the 6 months to 2 March 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Finance in England.

Hourly rate trend for Finance in England

Finance
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Finance in England over the 6 months to 2 March 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Finance in England

Finance
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the England region over the 6 months to 2 March 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London 0 4,924 £525 -2.33% 1,286
North of England +4 567 £440 -2.22% 347
South East -2 540 £487 +2.61% 314
Midlands -1 345 £430 -4.44% 222
North West +1 293 £437 -3.00% 177
South West +3 292 £500 +5.26% 150
Yorkshire +5 245 £450 - 126
West Midlands 0 201 £450 +2.86% 143
East Midlands +3 137 £425 -5.56% 78
East of England -11 117 £450 +5.88% 122
North East -9 30 £450 +2.86% 44
South Coast 0 2 £250 -60.00%
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 2 March 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Finance.

1 2,124 (29.76%) Agile Software Development
2 1,379 (19.32%) Banking
3 1,121 (15.71%) Java
4 1,067 (14.95%) SQL
5 1,059 (14.84%) Azure
6 1,055 (14.78%) Python
7 996 (13.96%) AWS
8 904 (12.67%) JavaScript
9 777 (10.89%) Front Office
10 752 (10.54%) Business Intelligence
11 737 (10.33%) DevOps
12 732 (10.26%) Software Engineering
13 713 (9.99%) Change Management
14 679 (9.52%) Asset Management
15 649 (9.09%) Microsoft
16 647 (9.07%) Public Sector
17 639 (8.95%) SAP
18 635 (8.90%) Stakeholder Management
19 627 (8.79%) Web Services
20 616 (8.63%) Project Management
21 613 (8.59%) Analytical Skills
22 600 (8.41%) React
23 591 (8.28%) Oracle
24 572 (8.02%) Programme Management
25 562 (7.88%) Analytics
26 561 (7.86%) Docker
26 561 (7.86%) Migration
27 558 (7.82%) Kubernetes
28 544 (7.62%) Marketing
29 537 (7.53%) Telecoms

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 245 (3.43%) Confluence
2 171 (2.40%) Apache Spark
3 159 (2.23%) Apache
3 159 (2.23%) SharePoint
4 86 (1.21%) Red Hat Fuse
5 57 (0.80%) Mule
6 39 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
7 38 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 37 (0.52%) SAS
9 36 (0.50%) Skype for Business
10 32 (0.45%) Apache Airflow
11 31 (0.43%) WebSphere
12 27 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
13 26 (0.36%) CMS
13 26 (0.36%) MS Exchange
14 25 (0.35%) Tomcat
15 22 (0.31%) JBoss
16 17 (0.24%) IIS
16 17 (0.24%) WebLogic
17 15 (0.21%) Jupyter
Applications
1 285 (3.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 189 (2.65%) Microsoft Office
3 120 (1.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 83 (1.16%) Microsoft Project
5 81 (1.14%) MS Visio
6 39 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
7 18 (0.25%) Sketch
8 15 (0.21%) InVision
9 14 (0.20%) Chatbot
10 10 (0.14%) InfoPath
10 10 (0.14%) Photoshop
11 6 (0.084%) UserZoom
12 4 (0.056%) AutoCAD
12 4 (0.056%) Camtasia
12 4 (0.056%) Figma
13 3 (0.042%) Adobe XD
14 2 (0.028%) MadCap Flare
14 2 (0.028%) Marvel
14 2 (0.028%) Simulink
14 2 (0.028%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 66 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
2 56 (0.78%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 52 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
4 51 (0.71%) Oracle ERP
5 49 (0.69%) SAP S/4HANA
6 42 (0.59%) Oracle Payables
7 38 (0.53%) NetSuite
8 36 (0.50%) Oracle Financials
9 34 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
10 33 (0.46%) SAP FI
11 30 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
12 29 (0.41%) Oracle Receivables
13 27 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
13 27 (0.38%) SAP CO
13 27 (0.38%) SAP FI/CO
14 25 (0.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
15 24 (0.34%) ION MarketView
16 20 (0.28%) Markit EDM
17 18 (0.25%) Oracle Cash Management
17 18 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 1,059 (14.84%) Azure
2 996 (13.96%) AWS
3 446 (6.25%) GCP
4 322 (4.51%) Serverless
5 237 (3.32%) Microsoft 365
6 234 (3.28%) Power Platform
7 220 (3.08%) AWS Lambda
8 204 (2.86%) Amazon S3
9 167 (2.34%) SaaS
10 133 (1.86%) PaaS
11 128 (1.79%) Dynamics 365
12 111 (1.56%) Amazon SQS
13 110 (1.54%) GitHub
14 107 (1.50%) AWS Step Functions
15 94 (1.32%) IaaS
16 85 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
17 80 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
18 76 (1.07%) Amazon ECS
19 57 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
19 57 (0.80%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 183 (2.56%) Firewall
2 84 (1.18%) DNS
3 83 (1.16%) WAN
4 77 (1.08%) TCP/IP
5 69 (0.97%) LAN
6 60 (0.84%) Network Security
7 56 (0.78%) Internet
8 48 (0.67%) VPN
9 46 (0.64%) HTTP
10 43 (0.60%) Skype
11 29 (0.41%) Cisco Nexus
11 29 (0.41%) Multicast
11 29 (0.41%) Wireless
12 28 (0.39%) MPLS
12 28 (0.39%) SAN
13 25 (0.35%) BGP
13 25 (0.35%) DHCP
14 24 (0.34%) OSPF
15 23 (0.32%) VoIP
16 22 (0.31%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 418 (5.86%) SQL Server
2 202 (2.83%) Data Warehouse
3 193 (2.70%) Power BI
4 189 (2.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 178 (2.49%) Relational Database
6 173 (2.42%) Big Data
7 140 (1.96%) NoSQL
8 135 (1.89%) Amazon RDS
9 125 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 109 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
11 108 (1.51%) Tableau
12 99 (1.39%) Hadoop
13 98 (1.37%) MongoDB
14 88 (1.23%) Oracle Database
15 86 (1.21%) Data Lake
16 84 (1.18%) MySQL
17 72 (1.01%) RDBMS
18 67 (0.94%) Apache Ignite
19 60 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 58 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 461 (6.46%) JIRA
2 354 (4.96%) Git (software)
3 347 (4.86%) Jenkins
4 131 (1.84%) Maven
5 95 (1.33%) Bitbucket
6 88 (1.23%) GitLab
7 71 (0.99%) Cucumber
8 68 (0.95%) Artifactory
9 65 (0.91%) Sonatype Nexus
10 64 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 56 (0.78%) TeamCity
12 52 (0.73%) Selenium
13 51 (0.71%) JUnit
14 37 (0.52%) Subversion
15 33 (0.46%) Gradle
16 31 (0.43%) webpack
17 30 (0.42%) Visual Studio
18 27 (0.38%) SonarQube
19 26 (0.36%) Mockito
19 26 (0.36%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1,379 (19.32%) Banking
2 777 (10.89%) Front Office
3 647 (9.07%) Public Sector
4 544 (7.62%) Marketing
5 537 (7.53%) Telecoms
6 483 (6.77%) Manufacturing
7 417 (5.84%) Electronics
8 308 (4.32%) Investment Banking
9 192 (2.69%) Financial Institution
10 167 (2.34%) Retail
11 163 (2.28%) Legal
12 81 (1.14%) Law
13 73 (1.02%) Back Office
14 53 (0.74%) Local Government
15 45 (0.63%) General Ledger
16 44 (0.62%) Retail Banking
17 42 (0.59%) Billing
18 39 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
19 36 (0.50%) Advertising
20 34 (0.48%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1,882 (26.37%) Developer
2 1,055 (14.78%) Analyst
3 637 (8.93%) Architect
4 547 (7.67%) Project Manager
5 502 (7.03%) Business Analyst
6 437 (6.12%) Java Developer
7 427 (5.98%) Consultant
8 326 (4.57%) React Developer
9 270 (3.78%) Software Engineer
10 257 (3.60%) Senior Developer
11 218 (3.05%) Developer/Software Engineer
12 210 (2.94%) Python Developer
13 197 (2.76%) Solutions Architect
14 191 (2.68%) JavaScript Developer
15 186 (2.61%) AWS Developer
16 171 (2.40%) Data Analyst
17 169 (2.37%) Financial Analyst
18 159 (2.23%) Full Stack Developer
19 150 (2.10%) .NET Developer
20 147 (2.06%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 627 (8.79%) Web Services
2 600 (8.41%) React
3 455 (6.38%) .NET
4 400 (5.61%) Node.js
5 362 (5.07%) AngularJS
6 298 (4.18%) Spring
7 249 (3.49%) REST
8 234 (3.28%) HTML
9 223 (3.13%) Kafka
10 196 (2.75%) Spring Boot
11 190 (2.66%) CSS
12 160 (2.24%) RESTful
13 144 (2.02%) XML
14 143 (2.00%) JSON
15 140 (1.96%) Middleware
16 135 (1.89%) Vue.js
17 125 (1.75%) .NET Core
18 113 (1.58%) HTML5
19 106 (1.49%) Redux
20 94 (1.32%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 613 (8.59%) Analytical Skills
2 367 (5.14%) Derivative
3 330 (4.62%) Equities
4 328 (4.60%) User Experience
5 326 (4.57%) Fixed Income
6 291 (4.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 255 (3.57%) Hedge funds
8 147 (2.06%) Data Centre
9 143 (2.00%) Management Information System
10 134 (1.88%) Greenfield Project
11 124 (1.74%) Self-Motivation
12 116 (1.63%) Mobile App
13 114 (1.60%) Data Structures
14 107 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
14 107 (1.50%) Public Cloud
15 94 (1.32%) Credit Risk
16 84 (1.18%) Market Risk
17 83 (1.16%) NHS
18 79 (1.11%) Blog
19 77 (1.08%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 416 (5.83%) Windows
2 408 (5.72%) Linux
3 166 (2.33%) Unix
4 107 (1.50%) Windows 10
5 100 (1.40%) Windows Server
6 87 (1.22%) Android
7 72 (1.01%) Apple iOS
8 47 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 37 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
10 35 (0.49%) Windows Server 2016
11 29 (0.41%) Windows 7
12 24 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
13 20 (0.28%) Windows Server 2019
14 13 (0.18%) Mac OS
15 12 (0.17%) Mac OS X
16 11 (0.15%) Solaris
17 9 (0.13%) zOS
18 8 (0.11%) AIX
19 7 (0.098%) Oracle Linux
20 6 (0.084%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,124 (29.76%) Agile Software Development
2 752 (10.54%) Business Intelligence
3 737 (10.33%) DevOps
4 732 (10.26%) Software Engineering
5 713 (9.99%) Change Management
6 679 (9.52%) Asset Management
7 635 (8.90%) Stakeholder Management
8 616 (8.63%) Project Management
9 572 (8.02%) Programme Management
10 562 (7.88%) Analytics
11 561 (7.86%) Migration
12 514 (7.20%) Microservices
12 514 (7.20%) Problem-Solving
13 485 (6.80%) Scrum
14 467 (6.54%) Investment Management
15 459 (6.43%) Digital Transformation Programme
16 422 (5.91%) Digital Marketing
17 342 (4.79%) TDD
18 339 (4.75%) Project Delivery
19 338 (4.74%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1,121 (15.71%) Java
2 1,067 (14.95%) SQL
3 1,055 (14.78%) Python
4 904 (12.67%) JavaScript
5 353 (4.95%) C#
6 273 (3.83%) Kotlin
7 272 (3.81%) TypeScript
8 200 (2.80%) Scala
9 185 (2.59%) PowerShell
10 170 (2.38%) Java 8
11 165 (2.31%) C++
12 96 (1.35%) C
13 95 (1.33%) R
14 92 (1.29%) T-SQL
15 86 (1.21%) Bash Shell
16 81 (1.14%) PL/SQL
17 78 (1.09%) Shell Script
18 70 (0.98%) VBA
19 65 (0.91%) Perl
20 44 (0.62%) Go
Qualifications
1 426 (5.97%) Degree
2 368 (5.16%) Security Cleared
3 269 (3.77%) SC Cleared
4 104 (1.46%) Computer Science Degree
5 77 (1.08%) DV Cleared
6 75 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
7 73 (1.02%) CISSP
8 54 (0.76%) CCNP
9 53 (0.74%) PMP
10 47 (0.66%) PhD
10 47 (0.66%) PMI Certification
11 43 (0.60%) CISM
12 34 (0.48%) Master's Degree
13 30 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
13 30 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 29 (0.41%) TOGAF Certification
15 27 (0.38%) CCIE
16 25 (0.35%) ACCA
17 24 (0.34%) CIMA
18 23 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 199 (2.79%) QA
2 140 (1.96%) PMO
3 127 (1.78%) Data Quality
4 106 (1.49%) SLA
5 86 (1.21%) GDPR
6 75 (1.05%) NIST
7 47 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 45 (0.63%) IFRS
9 33 (0.46%) MiFID
10 29 (0.41%) COBIT
11 27 (0.38%) COREP
12 25 (0.35%) PCI DSS
13 20 (0.28%) PSD2
13 20 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 19 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 16 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 11 (0.15%) FINREP
17 10 (0.14%) ISO 20022
17 10 (0.14%) NCSC
18 8 (0.11%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 561 (7.86%) Docker
2 208 (2.91%) Active Directory
3 121 (1.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 43 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
5 31 (0.43%) vSphere
6 25 (0.35%) VMware NSX
7 23 (0.32%) HDFS
8 22 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
9 21 (0.29%) Hyper-V
10 17 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
11 13 (0.18%) GlusterFS
12 9 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
12 9 (0.13%) XenApp
13 7 (0.098%) GridGain
14 6 (0.084%) NFS
14 6 (0.084%) Terminal Server
14 6 (0.084%) Xen
15 5 (0.070%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 5 (0.070%) Microsoft App-V
15 5 (0.070%) Snort
Systems Management
1 558 (7.82%) Kubernetes
2 422 (5.91%) Terraform
3 204 (2.86%) Ansible
4 75 (1.05%) SCCM
5 74 (1.04%) Prometheus
6 66 (0.92%) Puppet
7 63 (0.88%) Grafana
8 51 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
9 48 (0.67%) Istio
10 43 (0.60%) Kibana
11 35 (0.49%) Microsoft Intune
12 31 (0.43%) Consul
12 31 (0.43%) logstash
12 31 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
13 25 (0.35%) Fluentd
13 25 (0.35%) Rancher
14 21 (0.29%) FortiGate
15 19 (0.27%) vCenter Server
16 15 (0.21%) Control-M
16 15 (0.21%) Salt
Vendors
1 649 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 639 (8.95%) SAP
3 591 (8.28%) Oracle
4 186 (2.61%) Google
5 174 (2.44%) VMware
6 141 (1.98%) Cisco
7 138 (1.93%) Splunk
8 136 (1.91%) Salesforce.com
9 93 (1.30%) Bloomberg
10 86 (1.21%) Atlassian
11 81 (1.14%) IBM
12 64 (0.90%) Red Hat
13 61 (0.85%) Citrix
14 58 (0.81%) Murex
14 58 (0.81%) Sparx
15 53 (0.74%) CheckPoint
15 53 (0.74%) ServiceNow
16 52 (0.73%) Remedy
17 51 (0.71%) Databricks
18 48 (0.67%) AppDynamics